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Deva og Devi

2011

H: 7  cm – W: 5 cm –  D: 4 cm Paper cast. Kozo fibres and crochet laces.

Deva is Sanskrit for a god or a deity. Devi is the feminine form of Deva. These faces were made after travelling in India in the autumn of 2010


Ultima Thule

1996

260 x 310 cm Sculpture. Linen thread, flax fibres.

The white colour represents something spiritual, both purity and sorrow. The
text fragments are taken from Chinese 8th century poetry.


Straumar/currents

1997-1998

Gjertrud Hals and Helga Bøe

Diam. 150, d 25 cm Sculpture, series. Cotton, flax and kozo fibres, cellulose glue.

I often work with geometric shapes: circles, sqares and cubes. And I prefer clear colours such as white, blue, black, yellow and red.


Black Sun, Thule and Trio

1995

8 x  8,h 80-110 cm, 11 parts Sculpture. Cotton thread, flax and cellulose glue. Diam.150, d 7 cm Relief. Cotton and flax, cellulose glue.

This  work is a Requiem Mass, refering to Voluspå, the Song of the Sybil, one of the most important epic poems of Norse mythology.


Quadrat an shield/kvadrat og skjold

1994

50x50x d 10 cm. Diam 100 x d 10 cm. Sculpture. Cotton, flax. Paper works, cast in plaster moulds.


Ise

1992

110 x 130 cm,5 parts Relief. Kozo and abaca fibres cast in a plaster mould.

Ise is a Shinto temple. It represents Shintoism, which is Japans old nature-worshipping religion.


Fence/Stengsel

1991

240 x 280 cm, and different sizes. Relief. Paper cast.

Fence is another of my favorite themes from the 1990s, made in many variations.


Lava

1987-1990

Pots/vessels/containers. Concrete universal shapes with a wide range of associations, everything from utensils used for ritual purposes to those in everyday use.

The container is very ancient, but also timeless, always pointing to the future.

To contain something, embracing materials with an outer protective shell, is one of life´s fundamentals.Premature fracture of many fragile protective shells -membranes- means almost certain death or destruction. On the other hand, cleavage at the right moment can mean life liberating itself, or even an idea or thought which breaks forth and materializes in creativeness.

A deep part of me and my life is the Norwegian coastal landscape, with its grandeur, ruggedness and beauty. Forever changing but nevertheless timeless, like these shapes. A tribute to life, and this landscape I know so well.


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